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Alison Webb (Recovery Allies)

Alison Jones Webb, a public health specialist and recovery advocate, is the author of Recovery Allies: How to Support Addiction Recovery and Build Recovery-Friendly Communities. She has spoken at numerous professional meetings and is a certified prevention specialist and recovery coach.

Allison Stowell

Allison Stowell MS RD CDN serves as a dietitian for Hannaford Supermarket. The Hannaford Dietitian team offers free online classes, in-store tours, and more for the communities it serves. Visit for more information.

Amy Paradysz

Amy Paradysz is a recovery ally and freelance writer and editor from Scarborough with more than 20 years of experience. She can be reached at

Barbara Sullivan

Barbara Sullivan is a Prevention Specialist for FCD Prevention Works, a division of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. She has presented at professional conferences on the topic of alcoholism as a family disease. Prior, Barbara taught middle school ages in Maine for 25 years where she designed a substance abuse curriculum for grades 6-8.


The Brain Injury Association of America – Maine Chapter (BIAA-ME) works to increase awareness of brain injury, provide information, resources, and support for individuals who have sustained brain injuries and their families, and advocate for prevention and improved funding and services across the state of Maine. They are available to offer education, outreach, information and resources, resource facilitation, and more. Please feel free to contact the Maine Brain Injury Information Helpline at 1-800-444-6443.

Carole Fontaine

Carole Fontaine is the bestselling author of the S.A.I.L. ABOVE THE CLOUDS series which shares adventures from her 20 years of living aboard a sailboat and uses the lessons she learned to teach empowerment, stress relief, and mental wellness. She is a writer, graphic designer, creative muse, Certified Mindfulness Life Coach, Meditative Writing, Shakti Dance® Yoga, and Reiki Master Teacher. She speaks and teaches self-improvement and empowerment workshops on mindset and stress management.

David Lee

David Lee is a career coach with Heart at Work Associates and a workplace relationship consultant. He is the author of the “Dealing with a Difficult Co-Worker: The Courageous Conversations at Work Series.”

Delvina Miremadi-Baldino

Delvina Miremadi-Baldino is the Executive Director of Maine Resilience Building Network. She is a Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner, a Certified Coach, and a passionate advocate for mental health. Delvina is dedicated to integrating resilience and health equity into the very fabric of Maine’s communities.

Denise Black

Denise Black is a Co-Director, Maine Alliance of Recovery Coaching at Healthy Acadia. She is an experienced Program Director and Community Health Educator with a 20-year history of working in substance prevention and recovery. She is currently working on building recovery supports, regional recovery coach systems, and recovery-ready communities. Denise is a CCAR Authorized Recovery Coach Trainer, and CCAR designated Recovery Coach Professional (RCP). She holds a current Certified Alcohol and Drug Counseling license (CADC), with a pending Bachelor of Science (BS) focused in Mental Health and Human Services, with a minor in Substance Use Counseling, University of Maine at Augusta.

Dr. Larry McCullough

Dr. Larry McCullough launched Pine Tree Institute in 2012 and is currently the Executive Director. His focus has been on the development of trauma-informed approaches to community services. He has specialized in those related to addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) as a way of building individual, family, and community resilience.

Elaine Shamos

Elaine Shamos, MPH, has 30 years experience as a public health professional and is the former director of Dartmouth’s Women’s Health Resource Center. Glenn Simpson, LCSW, CADC, has a private practice specializing in substance use disorder, and couples therapy. They are working together on a book for couples in recovery.

Elizabeth Hamill

Elizabeth Hamill found the Weiss Method to quit nicotine and from that experience, trained in Germany to become a Weiss Method Certified Practitioner. As a Certified Life Coach, she is passionate about helping others reach their highest potential by overcoming the impediments that hold them back.

Gabrielle Gilbert

Gabrielle Gilbert is an endlessly curious freelance writer, poet, and visual artist waking up in Southern Maine.


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Healthy Acadia

Healthy Acadia is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that works on a broad range of community health initiatives that help Hancock and Washington counties thrive. Since 2001, they have worked to identify priority health needs and to address root causes. They convene and facilitate numerous collaborative community efforts with shared leadership from many sectors to develop plans and take action to improve health and well-being and to rapidly respond to critical and emergent health needs in our communities. The scope of Healthy Acadia's work encompasses six areas: Strong Beginnings to support healthy development and resilience from birth to adulthood; Healthy Food for All to ensure that all people have access to nutritious, affordable food, and to make the healthy choice the easy choice; Active and Healthy Environments to ensure that our indoor and outdoor spaces are safe, healthy, and promote physical activity and wellness; Healthy Aging to ensure that all of us can age well — with strength, dignity, comfort, and grace; Substance Prevention and Recovery to support people of all ages to live lives free of substance misuse and substance use disorder, and to support individuals throughout their recovery journey; and Health Promotion and Management to improve community supports across a wide range of health needs, from cancer patient navigation and stress reduction to barrier removal for health challenges and chronic disease and pain self-management.

Jamie Lovley

Jamie Lovley, a graduate social work student in the Midcoast and working at a residential treatment facility, is the Substance Use Prevention Specialist at Knox County Community Health Coalition. She’s passionate about writing recovery stories that fight stigma and inspire hope.